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    Default Samsung Galaxy S4 back button and options button not working(no lights)

    Hi.

    I recently upgraded with my service provider and got an S4. However after 4 days the back button and options button no longer works, and the lights do not show, i disabled and enabled haptic feedback, turned off power saving mode and rebooted my phone via the power button and via a hard reboot.

    I did not do a factory reset because if the device fails within 7 days of purchase, which it has it, it must be returned to the store where i purchased it.

    Any idea as to what to do, before i send the phone back?
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    Problem SOLVED !!

    Go to settings > my device > display > touch key light duration, set to 1.5 seconds.

    FIXED !!!

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    I vote send it back if there's an issue of this size so quickly

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    Problem SOLVED !!

    Go to settings > my device > display > touch key light duration, set to 1.5 seconds.

    FIXED !!!
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    Still not working bro please help
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    Did you solve the problem, pls answer...
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    Having the same issue. Pretty sure it's a defect. Bring it to Verizon store today to confirm.
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    I have same problem, and changing touch key light duration to 1.5 seconds did not work! However, I found a workaround.

    Go to Settings > My Device > Accessibility
    Scroll down to Mobility
    Turn Assistant Menu to On.

    This will display a small white square. You can tap on it from any app or any screen and it will show you the menu option along with other options. Hope this helps.
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    This hapenned to me when I replaced amoled screen with new one.Home button worked but menu and backed were dead.I don't know is that good solution but I put small part doublesided tape between home ,menu back flat cable and board where it is connected to isolate them and now everything works.But on youtube video I can't see that is anything beetween.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 back button and options button not working(no lights)

    I had this on my S4 today. My phone is not in a case, does not have a screen cover. I fixed it by:
    • taking the back off (not sure if that's necessary, but it might have let it dry out, not that it had got wet but you never know, sweaty palms etc)
    • Shutting it down (not restarting, actually shut it down, hold down the power button, wait for the menu to pop up and pick shutdown, wait for the short vibrate that tells you it is fully shut down)
    • Start (hold the power button down for a few seconds)


    Buttons came up just fine after that and worked.
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    Default Re: On my Samsung Galaxy S4, why aren't my back buttons and options button working(no lights)?

    Thanks the accessibility panel gave me the missing button functions back. :-)
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    I recently updated my galaxy s4 i9505 from kirk at to lollipop. After installed my back key and optional key is not working. Even light is not working. I had reboot my device. But it doesn't work. Can I go to my previous version and after that is it working. Please help me.thank you.
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    Default Re: On my Samsung Galaxy S4, why aren't my back buttons and options button working(no lights)?

    Any option fixed it I put always off

    Thanks

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